Margaret Smoot


October 23, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Margaret Jean Smoot, 86, formerly of Gas, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Iola Nursing Center.
Margaret was born Feb. 3, 1928, in Mitchell, S.D., the daughter of Merrill and Helen Marie (Fuehrer) Goodsell. On Aug. 12, 1944, the Goodsell family moved to Gas. Margaret graduated from Iola High School in 1946.
On May 25, 1946, Margaret married Harry Rex Smoot in Gas. They always made their home at Gas. Margaret worked in the Allen County District Court office, was secretary at Iola Junior High School and retired as secretary for USD 257 superintendent and Board of Education. Rex preceded her in death Sept. 1, 2001.
She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Iola.
She is survived by two sisters, Marian Wilson of Gas and Shirley Sweany and husband, Ray, of Mayfield, Ken.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant brother and her brother-in-law, Orel Wilson.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Church of the Nazarene in Iola. Burial will follow at LaHarpe Cemetery.
Memorial gifts to First Church of the Nazarene may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
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